WUSA9 Wins Multiple Emmys Awards in Many Categories

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WASHINGTON - June 18, 2013 - PRLog -- WASHINGTON, DC—Washington D.C.’s WUSA 9 turned the Mid Atlantic Regional Emmy Awards into a WUSA 9 sweep – winning more Emmy Awards than any other D.C. television station.  WUSA 9 brought home 11 Emmy awards on Saturday including best newscaster, storm team coverage, investigative reporting and best newscast.

Winners include:

Best News Anchor - Lesli Foster
Weather—Single Story - the entire WUSA9 News Team for coverage of the Hurricane Sandy Aftermath
Best Daytime newscast - Jessica Glasser and Joel McDonald for the 6pm News on WUSA 9

Investigative reporter Andrea McCarren won five separate Emmy awards primarily for her series of reports on underage drinking, and Lesli Foster’s news series Jeep Tank Fires was another winner in the Consumer Reporting category.

General Manager, Mark Burdett said, “I am extremely proud of and excited for all of our nominees and winners but more importantly I am excited for our whole news room and entire station as this recognition represents validation for the hard work of all WUSA9 employees.”

Here is the complete list of Emmy winners:

Best News Anchor - Lesli Foster
Weather—Single Story - the entire WUSA9 News Team for coverage of the Hurricane Sandy Aftermath
Best Daytime newscast - Jessica Glasser and Joel McDonald for the 6pm News on WUSA 9
Feature news—Serious Report - Andrea McCarren , Samara Martin-Ewing, Dave Satchell, Liz Turrell, and Al Calogero for their work on Six Terrible Seconds: Desaleen James.
Consumer—News Series - Lesli Foster, Stephanie Wilson, Greg Guise, Joe Martin and Al Calogero for Jeep Tank Fires.
Politics—Single Story - Samara Martin-Ewing, Bruce Leshan and Joe Martin for Romney Divided
Informational Feature - Andrea McCarren and Samara Martin-Ewing for Newsroom Caucus
Promo Campaign - John Malone, Justin Welnack and Ray Houghton for Fiscal Cliff.
Public Affairs—Series - Andrea McCarren and Dave Satchell for Underage Drinking Solutions
Crime—Single Story - Andrea McCarren, Samara Martin-Ewing and Dave Satchell for Anatomy of a Party Bust
Crime—Series - Andrea McCarren, Samara Martin-Ewing, Dave Satchell and Kurt Brooks for Busted: Underage Drinking.

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